I have long been aware of the fact that my thoughts create my reality. I also know if I am not purposeful about what I think, I will tend to gravitate toward sad thoughts. I have spent years trying to change my default mode to happiness and have made great strides in that area of my life.
Even so, I am noticing the battle is not so easily won. It isn’t a giant I defeat once and never face again. Though I am tenacious and increasingly victorious, it is still a very daily struggle.
When a sad thought flits through my mind, tempting me to dwell on it and see what depressing journey of hopelessness and despair await me at the trails end, I have a decision to make. I can choose to go there, or I can make the deliberate, conscious choice to instead focus on all that is good and right. As the saying goes, “You can’t control the birds that fly over your head, but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair.”
One thing that helps me is to write down positive affirmations and joy-producing truths. Then, I strategically place them on my walls where they will remain in view until they become wonderfully embedded in my psyche.
Today, I decided to pen a new one after a friend reminded me of the value of writing a happiness script. Since my thoughts create my reality and I want to experience a joyful, happy life, what better way to accomplish this than to write down the reality I want to create and then to speak it into existence by making it my daily prayer and intent! So, here it goes…
My Happiness Script
“I am a happy person. I wake up happy, grateful for the gift of a new day of life.
I go through the day happy, knowing that God is good all the time and focusing on loving him, loving myself and loving those around me. I go to sleep happy, knowing that I can trust God with my future and that he has beautiful things in store for me that are beyond what I could hope for or dream up on my own.
When I think of the past, I dig up only the treasures – the blessings, the beauty, the delightful surprises, and the steadfast friendship of Christ who walks beside me always.
Connection with others is my wellspring of joy. I am happy knowing that I will always have love in my life, that there are unlimited opportunities to love and be loved, and that I have only scratched the surface of the love that is in store for me to experience.
I feel most at home being happy, hopeful, and full of life and love. I cannot help but be happy! It is who I am!”
Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. – Philippians 4:8